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The 3rd Panel on Peace and Security of Northeast Asia (PSNA) Workshop

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“Responsibility and Role of Nuclear Powers
in Promoting International Peace and Security”
The 3rd Panel on Peace and Security of Northeast Asia (PSNA) Workshop
Moscow, May 31- June 1, 2018

Sponsored by
Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University (RECNA)

Co-organized by RECNA in cooperation with
Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs,
Russian Pugwash Committee under the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Science (RAS),
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University),
Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO RAS)

Tentative Agenda (as of May 28, 2018)

May 30 (Wednesday) Arrival
• Participants are met at the airport and transfers provided to Korston Club Hotel
• Individual dinner at Korston Club Hotel provided by RECNA
(Italian Restaurant “EVOO”, ground floor)

 

May 31 (Thursday) Venue: Russian Academy of Sciences Presidium,
Leninsky 32a, 2nd floor, President’s Hall
• To enter Russian Academy of Sciences Presidium, all participants (non-Russian and Russian) need to show your passport.

 

9:15 Foreign participants meet at the Lobby of Korston Club Hotel
Transfer from Korston Club Hotel to the Venue
10:00-10:30
Welcome and Introduction: 
• Acad. Alexander Dynkin
(Full Member (Academician) of the RAS; Chairman of the Russian Pugwash Committee, member of the Pugwash Council; President of the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) of the RAS; member of the RAS Presidium, Academician-Secretary of the Division of Global Problems and International Relations of the RAS(Russia))
• Dr. Susumu Shirabe
(Chair, PCU-Nagasaki Council, Japan; Executive Advisor to the President, Nagasaki University (Japan))
• Acad. Yuri Balega
(First Vice President, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
• Dr. Paolo Cotta-Ramusino
(Secretary General of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (Italy))
• Dr. Alexander I. Nikitin
(Director of the Center for Euro-Atlantic Security at MGIMO; Deputy Chairman of the Russian Pugwash Committee; Member of the Pugwash Council (Russia) )
10:30-11:30 Special Session:
 “Global Perspectives and Russia’s Foreign Policy”
[Chair] Acad. Alexander Dynkin
(Full Member (Academician) of the RAS; Chairman of the Russian Pugwash Committee, member of the Pugwash Council; President of the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) of the RAS; member of the RAS Presidium, Academician-Secretary of the Division of Global Problems and International Relations of the RAS(Russia))
[Keynote Speech] Mr. Alexey Drobinin
(Deputy Director, Foreign Policy Planning Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (Russia))
[Comment] Mr. Minister Kensuke Yoshida
(Minister, Embassy of Japan, Moscow, Russia (Japan))
– Group Photo –
11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
12:00-13:30 Session 1:
“Need for Changes in Nuclear Doctrines of Nuclear Weapons States”
[Chair] Dr. Paolo Cotta-Ramusino
(Secretary General of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (Italy))
[Speakers]
• Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Evgeny Buzhinsky
(Head of Centre for Applied Political-Military Studies of Moscow State, University School of World politics; Head of the PIR-Center Executive Board (Russia))
• Gen. Zhenqiang Pan      [Abstract]
(Senior Advisor, China Reform Forum (China))
[Comment] Mr. Andrey Malyugin
(Senior Counsellor, Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (Russia))
13:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Session 2:
“Assessment of Prospects for Missile Defense in Pacific and European Areas”
[Chair] Gen. Zhenqiang Pan
(Senior Advisor, China Reform Forum (China))
[Speakers]
• Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Pavel Zolotarev
(Head of Research, of the Institute for US and Canadian Studies (ISKRAN RAS), Maj.-General (Ret.) (Russia))
• Dr. Frank von Hippel      [Abstract]      [Slide]
(Professor emeritus and Senior Research Physicist, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University (USA))
• Dr. Viktor Mizin
(Leading Research Fellow, Department for Disarmament and Conflict Resolution Studies of the Center for International Security, IMEMO RAS (Russia))
• Dr. Jae-Jung Suh      [Abstract]      [Slide]
(Professor of International Christian University (Japan))
16:10-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:45 Session 3:
“Peace and Security for Northeast Asia. Confidence Building in Northeast Asia”
[Chair] Amb. Enkhsaikhan Jargalsaikhan
(Chairman of Blue Banner NGO (Mongolia))
[Speakers]
• Dr. Alexander Zhebin
(Head of the Center for Korean Studies of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies, RAS (Russia))
• Dr. Hiromichi Umebayashi      [Abstract]      [Slide]
(Visiting Professor, Former Director of RECNA (Japan))
• Amb. Gleb Ivashentsov
(Vice President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), formerly: Ambassador of Russia to South Korea, 2005-09 (Russia))
• Dr. Leon Sigal      [Abstract]      [Additional document]
(Director, Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project Social Science Research Council (USA))
• Amb. Alexander Sadovnikov
(Senior Scientific Fellow of the Center for Global Problems, MGIMO University; formerly: Ambassador of Russia to the Islamic Republic of Iran (Russia))
• Dr. Tatyana Parkhalina
(Deputy Director for Science of the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences (INION RAS); member of the Russian Pugwash Committee (Russia))
• Dr. Chung-in Moon      [Abstract]
(Co-convener, APLN; Distinguished University Professor, Yonsei University (ROK))
[Comment]
• Dr. Seiji Endo
(Professor, International Politics, Faculty of Law, Seikei University (Japan))
• Dr. Jae-Jung Suh
(Professor of International Christian University (Japan))
19:00 Transfer from Russian Academy of Sciences Presidium to the hotel
20:00 Group Dinner at Korston Club Hotel
(EXTRA Panoramic Lounge, 22nd floor)

 

June 1 (Friday) Venues: IMEMO RAS (Profsoyuznaya, 23) before lunch
MGIMO University (Vernadskogo, 76) after lunch

 

9:30-10:00 Transfer from Korston Club Hotel to the Venue (IMEMO RAS)
10:00-11:30 Session 4:
“Towards the NPT 2020 Conference and the implications of the Nuclear Weapon Prohibition Treaty”
[Chair] Dr. Michael Hamel-Green
(Emeritus Professor, College of Arts and Education Victoria University (Australia))
[Speakers]
• Dr. Paolo Cotta-Ramusino      [Abstract]
Secretary General of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (Italy)
• Acad. Vladimir Baranovsky
(Full Member (Academician) of the RAS, Head of Research, Center for Situational Analysis, IMEMO RAS; member of the Russian Pugwash Committee (Russia))
• Amb. Serguei Batsanov
(Ambassador (ret.), Director of the Geneva Office of International Pugwash, member of the Pugwash Council, member of the Pugwash CBW Steering Committee; member of the Russian Pugwash Committee (Russia/Switzerland))
• Dr. Masao Tomonaga      [Abstract]
Secretary General of Pugwash Conferences on Scien
(Honorary Director, Japanese Red Cross Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Hospital (Japan))
• Dr. Fumihiko Yoshida      [Abstract]      [Slide]
(Vice Director, RECNA (Japan))
[Comment]
• Ms. Elena Vodopolova
(Second Secretary, Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (Russia))
• Ms. Nadezhda Obukhova
(Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control, Russian MFA (Russia))
11:30-12:30 Session 5:
“Nuclear Security and Safety Challenges“
[Chair] Dr. Fumihiko Yoshida
(Vice Director, RECNA (Japan))
[Speakers]
• Dr. Tatsujiro Suzuki      [Abstract]      [Slide]
(Member of the Pugwash Council; Director, RECNA (Japan))
• Dr. Sergey Oznobishchev
(Head of Section, Center for International Security, IMEMO RAS (Russia))
• Dr. Peter Hayes      [Abstract]      [Slide]
(Executive Director, Nautilus Institute (Australia))
[Comment] Mr. Adlan Margoev
(“Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director, PIR Center (Russia))
12:30-13:00 Concluding Session
[Chair] Dr. Michael Hamel-Green
(Emeritus Professor, College of Arts and Education Victoria University Melbourne (Australia))
13:00 Transfer from IMEMO RAS to Korston Club Hotel
13:30 Lunch at Korston Club Hotel
(Italian Restaurant “EVOO”, ground floor)
※Working Lunch meeting for PSNA Panel members at “EVOO.”
14:30 Transfer from Korston Club Hotel to MGIMO-University
for delegates participating at Open Dialogue with Students and Press-Conference
Open for Media
15:00-16:30 Open Dialogue with Researchers and Experts of the MGIMO University, Room 423
[Chair] Dr. Alexander I. Nikitin
(Director of the Center for Euro-Atlantic Security at MGIMO; Deputy Chairman of the Russian Pugwash Committee; Member of the Pugwash Council (Russia))
[Host] Dr. Eugeny Kozhokin
(MGIMO Vice-Rector for Scientific Affairs (Russia))
Dr. Andrey Baykov
(MGIMO Vice-Rector for International and Masters Programs (Russia))
[Panelists]
• Dr. Frank von Hippel
(Professor emeritus and Senior Research Physicist, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University (USA))
• Dr. Paolo Cotta-Ramusino
(Secretary General of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (Italy))
• Dr. Leon Sigal
(Director, Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project
Social Science Research Council (USA))
Open for Media
16:00-17:00 Press-Conference at MGIMO-University, Room 216
[Chair] Dr. Sergey Chugrov
(Editor-in-Chief, Polis. Political Studies journal; Professor, Department of International Journalism, MGIMO University (Russia))
• Dr. Michael Hamel-Green
(Emeritus Professor, College of Arts and Education Victoria University Melbourne (Australia))
• Dr. Hiromichi Umebayashi
(Visiting Professor, Former Director of RECNA (Japan))
• Dr. Tatsujiro Suzuki
(Member of the Pugwash Council; Director, RECNA (Japan))
20:00 Individual dinner at Korston Club Hotel provided by RECNA
(Italian Restaurant “EVOO”, ground floor)

 

June 2nd (Saturday) Departure
Transfers provided to the Airport

Written Speech to the 3rd PSNA Workshop by Choe Un Ju (Researcher, Institute for Disarmament and Peace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (DPRK))


Program (as of May 28, 2018) [PDF]   Participants List (as of May 28, 2018) [PDF]
Statement and Recommendations of the Co-Chairs [PDF]   Photo Gallery

 

Summary of the 2nd Meeting of PSNA

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Summary of Presentations and Discussions at
the 2nd PSNA (Panel on Peace and Security of Northeast Asia)
June 24 (Sat) – 25 (Sun), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The 2nd meeting of PSNA (Panel on Peace and Security of Northeast Asia) took place in
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, from June 24 (Sat) to 25th (Sun). The meeting was co-hosted by RECNA and Blue Banner with special cooperation from Asia Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN).

The meeting was held under the Chatham House rule, and thus the following is the
summary of presentations and discussions of the meeting. The secretariat of PSNA
(RECNA) is responsible for its contents.

Summary of Presentations and Discussions at the 2nd PSNA (PDF)
Comment by Morton Halperin (PDF)
Comment by Michael Hamel-Green (PDF)
Comment by Hiromichi Umebayashi (PDF)

2nd Meeting of “Panel on Peace and Security of Northeast Asia (PSNA)”

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Date: June 24-25, 2017
Venue: The Continental Hotel, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Co-hosted by:
Blue Banner, Mongolia
Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University (RECNA)
Cooperated by:
Asia Pacific Leadership for Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (APLN)

Program

Summary

This is the second PSNA workshop and it will be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with collaboration with Blue Banner and APLN. The main objectives of the workshop is to review critical issues identified by the previous workshop and discuss current topics in order to enhance mutual understanding of regional security issues in Northeast Asia. This time, we plan to issue Co-Chairs’ policy statement and summarize the discussion for future reference. The workshop will be done under the Chatham House Rule.

Friday, June 23             Arrival

Saturday, June 24

9:00-9:30
Registration (Venue: Conference Hall, 2nd floor)
9:30-9:50

 

Opening Remarks: Jargalsaikhan Enkhsaikhan
Overview of the past activities: Tatsujiro Suzuki
RECNA’s new publication (English Journal) announcement: Fumihiko Yoshida
9:50-12:30 Session 1: U.S. Nuclear Policy and Its Implication to the Security of Northeast Asia
Now a few months have passed since the Trump Administration is in power. This session is intended to assess implications of new US nuclear policies under the Trump Administration to the security of Northeast Asia, including possible responses of other nuclear weapon countries in the region.
(Chair: Jargalsaikhan Enkhsaikhan)

Paper Presentations:

Morton H. Halperin      [Paper]
Alexander I. Nikitin

Comments:

Nobuyasu Abe (APLN)
Fumihiko Yoshida

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
12:30-14:00 Lunch (Venue: Venus Restaurant, 1st floor)
13:30-14:30 Press Conference (Venue: “VIP room,” 1st floor)
14:45-17:45 Session 2: Prohibition Treaty Negotiation and NPT Review Process
This session will focus on the recent new developments in global nuclear disarmament efforts, especially on the negotiation for legal instruments to prohibit nuclear weapons at the UN and its possible impacts on the NPT review process.
(Chair: Michael Hamel-Green)

Paper Presentations:

Mitsuru Kurosawa
Ramesh Thakur (APLN)      [Paper]

Comments:

Mark Suh
Masao Tomonaga

18:00-

 

 

Reception/Dinner (Venue: Venus Restaurant, 1st floor)

Speech:

Shijeekhuu Odonbaatar, Ambassador, Head of Policy Planning Department, Foreign Ministry of Mongolia

Sunday, June 25

9:00-12:00 Session 3: Issues for a Future NEA-NWFZ Treaty
This session is intended to focus on future of Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Treaty, and its possible contribution to regional security issues and ways to initiate .
(Chair: Peter Hayes)

Paper Presentations:

Michael Hamel-Green (Scope of NEA-NWFZ)      [Paper]
Hiromichi Umebayashi (Japanese Perspectives)
Jae-Jung Suh (Korean Perspectives)
Zhenqiang Pan (Chinese Perspectives)

Comments:

Jargalsaikhan Enkhsaikhan
Zhao Tong (APLN)

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
12:00-13:30 Lunch (Venue: Venus Restaurant, 1st floor)
13:30-15:00 Session 4: Civilian Nuclear Program in Northeast Asia
This session will focus on key policy issues associated with civilian nuclear programs in Northeast Asia and its implications for peace and security of the region, including possible regional framework and cooperation in nuclear fuel cycle activities.
(Chair: Mark Suh)

Paper Presentations:

Peter Hayes
Tatsujiro Suzuki      [Paper]    [Slide]

Comments:

Jungmin Kang

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-17:15 Session 5: Summary and Next Steps for PSNA (PSNA Members Only)
This session will summarize the discussion of this workshop and discuss future next steps for PSNA and plan for the next year’s meeting.
(Chair: Tatsujiro Suzuki)
17:15-17:30 Closing Remarks: Morton H. Halperin
18:30- Dinner (Restaurant “Silk Road” nearby the hotel)

Monday, June 26        Departure

Program (PDF)    Participants List (PDF)    Photo Gallery

1st Meeting of “Panel on Peace and Security of Northeast Asia (PSNA)”

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Date:
November 19-21, 2016

Venue:
Hotel New Nagasaki (November 19-20),
University of Tokyo (November 21)

Co-hosted by:
Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University (RECNA)
PCU Nagasaki Council for Nuclear Weapons Abolition (PCU-NC)

Program

_ Special Session: Reports of the research project “Research on Critical Factors Influencing Policies toward Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Security in Northeast Asia (RECNA-NEAS)”
Session 1: Goals and Mission of PSNA
Session 2: Security in Northeast Asia–Issues and Challenges
Session 3: Civilian Nuclear Fuel Cycles in Northeast Asia
PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM in Nagasaki: “Security Challenges and Denuclearization of Northeast Asia”
PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM in TOKYO: “Security Challenges and Denuclearization of Northeast Asia”
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Participants List

_ This is the participants list of the First Meeting of “Panel on peace and Security of Northeast Asia (PSNA)” which was held in Nagasaki and Tokyo, Japan.

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Profiles of Participants

_ This is the profiles of participants in the First Meeting of “Panel on peace and Security of Northeast Asia (PSNA)” which was held in Nagasaki and Tokyo, Japan.

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